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Hartford House

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Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
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Durban, South Africa
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the back of many rave reviews we made the trip out to Mooi River to see what the restaurant at Hartford House had to offer. Previously the stomping ground of Jackie Cameron, Constantijn Hahndiek is now the executive chef and has more than filled the shoes of the his predecessor. The three course lunch menu offered more than enough... More 

Thank RSA_Traveller74
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 5-course meals are exceptional, interesting, creative and good value, as are the less complicated meals at the restaurant. Not surprising as the chef is most interesting, knowledgeable, charming and makes great effort.

Thank Mandy B
Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful food attentive staff exclusive romantic all your needs will be met amazing combinations amazing

Thank Themuirheads
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place you must visit if you like horses, fine food, great wines and a luxurious stay. The food is precise and delicious. The service is extremely attentive and you can see it is produced with great attention to detail and respect for the quality ingredients. The textures and flavours make the daily new 7 course menu... More 

Thank Erik B
Salt Rock, South Africa
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Passed by Hartford House and it looked pristine and worth a visit . We arrived at about 1350 and lunch had finished but the chef welcomed us and offered us anything on the set price menu . R 200 per person for 2 couses R280 for three courses .Absolutely wonderful meal served professionally and with a smile . We will... More 

1 Thank petebendall
Durban, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Hartford House to celebrate a 60th birthday and we were not disappointed in any way. The setting is idyllic, the rooms are comfortable, homely and warm, the staff attends to every single detail and the food is exceptional. The chef's introduction is clever and informative, the wine pairing introduced us to new and creative wines, and the service... More 

Thank Brian M
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hartford House makes you feel like you are in a luxurious little English village. The gardens are well maintained and you can't help but explore the surrounds. It makes for a beautiful setting for weddings.

Thank Brenden7
New York City, New York, USA
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My husband & I were here for a wedding weekend. It is quite an exquisite home & grounds. Really absolutely stunning. The food served for both the Friday welcome & the wedding cocktail reception & dinner were superb. The staff was very friendly, accommodating, & professional. Just before the dinner, the handsome chef came out to walk the guests through... More 

Thank Brian P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went to a wedding at the Hartford House and it blew us away. The gardens are breathtaking and the food that we had was exceptional. Would definitely recommend a visit.

2 Thank AunnieP
Deal, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our annual trip to the restaurant was once again a great success! As ever we were greeted by welcoming members of staff, and seated on the covered terrace. Sadly for the second year running the weather was not good, pouring rain and fairly cool. Luckily the terrace is equipped with extremely good heaters and we were very comfortable within minutes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Mooi River
  • Phone Number: +27 33 263 2713

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?